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The BioFIT's 3rd edition, Lille (France)

02 - 03 December, 2014

2 - 3 December, 2014. BioFIT, with an exclusive partnership with EBD Group, is the only international partnering event in Europe dedicated to technology transfer and collaborative research in Life Sciences sector, gathering the right mix of attendees to boost up licensing deals and research collaborations.With one third of TTOs and academia, one third of pharma, biotech, medtech and one third of VCs, service industries and clusters, BioFIT already attracted top leaders from the industry as well as tech transfer and licensing professionals.The BioFIT's 3rd edition will be held on December 2nd & 3rd, 2014 in Lille, FRANCE and will gather 800 attendees from 30 countries.BioFIT offers:- A partnering convention with qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings between professionals from Pharma, IVD, Medtech, Biotech and Academia- Conferences to explore hands-on approaches to Tech Transfer and Open Innovation- Presenting technologies, licensing opportunitiesWhy should you attend BioFIT?- Identify intellectual property arising from research: patenting, licensing, spin-out companies- Network with TTOs, top pharma and biotech decision makers- Exchange on recent trends in technology transfer and Open InnovationAs an Innoget’s Member, you benefit from a 25% discount on BioFIT registration fees.To benefit from this discount, please add “Innoget discount” into the field entitled “Promotional code” in the event’s registration form.And for more information, we invite you to visit the event’s website: www.biofit-event.com.Or contact: Ms Margaux SATOLA – Business Project OfficerEmail: msatola@eurasante.comPhone: +33 (0)3 59 39 01 82

5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference, Philadelphia (US)

16 - 17 September, 2014

16 -17 September, 2014. Join cross-industry innovation executives from Under Armour, The Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and many others at the 5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference. Building on the success of the marcus evans innovation conference series, this program will deliver groundbreaking methodologies to effectively manage a multi-tiered innovation portfolio, empower employees to increase engagement in the innovation process, and generate metrics to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and viability of initiatives across the innovation pipeline.Key Topics Include:- Develop a strategy to deliver breakthrough innovation to market without neglecting the organization's core competencies- Create a horizon planning model to fill a productive, sustainable, long-term pipeline- Analyze organizational cultures that embrace the risk and creativity inherent in the process of bringing new ideas to market- Hire innovative and potential game-changing employees to increase market share- Establish strategic metrics to monitor the risk, health, and viability of innovation activities while reporting value throughout the processAttendees will benefit from two full days of single-track case study presentations from some of the world’s most innovative companies. Seating is limited to 80 delegates to maintain an intimate educational environment that will cultivate the knowledge and experience of all participants.For registration information, please e-mail Robin Yegelwel at robiny@marcusevansch.com or call (312) 894-6306

IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2014, New Orleans (US)

21 - 24 June, 2014

21 - 24 June, 2014. The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo brings together professionals involved in both the science and the business of food — experts in R&D, product development, and QA/QC, as well as executive management, marketing, procurement, sales, and more — from industry, academia, and government.In just a few days you’ll gain more practical insights, make more professional contacts, and discover more innovative ideas than you’ll gain the rest of the year.Join IFT in New Orleans this summer to learn about the most recent product, ingredient, and technology developments, and their potential business impact, as well as to identify trends that will shape the industry.More information about this event: http://www.am-fe.ift.org/cms/Register now and don’t miss the chance to attend to Dr. Barnes session on "Ultraviolet light for food plant safety and ESL applications" on June 24th.Dr. Gail Barnes is a technical expert and strategic partner to processors, manufacturers and packaging suppliers, providing insights on sustainability, product innovation, consumer insights, food safety and regulatory processes and procedures. With a PhD in Applied Chemistry (Food Science Division) and 18 years of strategic marketing experience in the international dairy industry, she has previously served as vice president of technology and packaging for the Innovation Centre for U.S. Dairy and Dairy Management Inc.™  | www.linkedin.com/in/gailbarnes | http://www.drgailbarnes.com |

The Innovation Master Class Conference, Maplewood, MN (US)

09 - 11 June, 2014

9 - 11 June, 2014. 3M Innovation Center. Think you’re doing a lot to innovate? You probably are—but not necessarily the way you should be. It used to be that incremental improvements and changes were sufficient to stay ahead. Nowadays, though, as competitors disrupt your business on a daily basis, you need to find new ways and models to drive growth. You to develop innovative approaches to innovation itself! The Innovation Master Class conference will give you the tools you need to innovate and pull ahead of the pack. You will discover useful ways to turn your aspirations into reality from leading organizations like 3M, Intel, McDonald’s, FedEx, ExxonMobil, Singularity U, United Healthcare Group, Jarden, Venture2, and Inovo Group.Over the course of three days, you’ll have an opportunity to: Solve your own organization’s problems through approaches that help you recognize impractical ideas early and focus on viable, ROI-boosting solutions. Learn what it takes to transition from a traditionally technically-driven, product-development business to a market-inspired, experience-driven company. Gain rare and unparalleled access to 3M’s Innovation Center via customized, hands-on demos. Brainstorm strategies to develop breakthrough approaches toward optimizing interactions with other businesses and consumers. Figure out how to design compelling brand experiences for your customers. Exchange ideas with fellow colleagues to solve innovation challenge

Funding Forum for resource related technologies, Berlin (Germany)

08 - 09 April, 2014

8 - 9 April, 2014. The unique forum for funding and client attraction for resource related technologies solving crucial issues of the future:Food, Nutrition, AgriculturePulp, Paper, Wood, ForestInnovation in Plastic Generation and RecyclingRaw Material Mining, Recycling, Waste, New MaterialsInnovation in Energy Generation, Distribution, StorageInfrastructure & MobilityWater-related TechnologiesWe are acquainted with the requirements for environmental technology companies to succeed in german-speaking Europe.  We differentiate ourselves with our connections to european corporates that, upon request, allow our attendees to explore opportunities in the world’s most sustainable countries.
 1. World Resource Ventures is a matching forum NOT a congress. 2. You are right with us if looking for funding currently or for future rounds, first/further clients, or joint ventures. 3. Get personal feedback on your company and technology from sector experts while making people aware of you. 4. First time forum for a broad range of sectors which are focused on sustainability. 5. We do not focus on “Cleantech”, but on entrepreneurs who value meaningful, innovative, and responsible resource management. 6. Mixture of early and middle stage SMEs leads to unexpected, mutual opportunities. 7. Two different receptions facilitate intense networking. 8. Two pitches (elevator on the first day, 7 minutes formal presentation
on the following day) render awareness of your business concept. 9. Meet investors you did not know before or ones you only heard about 10. Make the acquaintance of people you did not know before – realize benefits you did not anticipate. 11. Get recommendations from experts for further people to talk to within their networks.

Breakthrough Innovation, Barcelona (Spain)

27 - 28 February, 2014

27 - 28 February, 2014. Following the great success of our 5th annual Breakthrough Innovation in Berlin earlier this year, we are delighted to announce the 2014 edition which will take place on 27th & 28th February in beautiful Barcelona.This powerful meeting will be taking as internal view of some of the world’s most innovative companies and how their innovation maps lead them to such prestige.BI 2014 will examine the consistent development of the company’s internal innovation culture and how to best maximise the value of your innovation portfolio. As geographical borders become more insignificant we will address potential collaboration partners and future innovation clusters and of course their impact on the open innovation function.As our capability to see into the future and read consumer trends becomes more sophisticated, understanding the right path and tools to deliver breakthrough innovation is the only way organisations can capitalise on these developments.BI provides an exclusive space for corporate innovation specialists to learn, collaborate and uncover innovation insights that can be installed to individual innovation.Join, meet, network & brainstorm with, amongst others: Senior VP & Managing Director Europe & Africa at PLANTRONICS, Head of R&D Alliance Management at BAYER, Director Innovation Technology at ORANGE, Head of Business Development at NESTLE, Founder & Marketing Manager at INNOGET, Director R&D at JOHNSON & JOHNSON, VP, Head of Global Innovation Network, Systems & Product Architecture & Engineering at EADS, Chief Inspiration Officer at ABN AMRO, Managing Director, Commute Greener! at VOLVO IT INNOVATION CENTRE, Global R&D Director at BACARDI, Director Innovation at KLM, Associate Vice President, Global innovation Centre at MERCK,  Director, Digital Product Innovation & Business Development Americas & US at VIACOMAs a member of Innoget, benefit from 15% discount by quoting BI14INNOGET on your registration formFor further event information, please visit www.connecting-group.com or contact us at innovation@connecting-group.com

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